“For hours she danced and sang and flirted and did this thing that’s—she did Marilyn Monroe. The white wine helped things along. Then there was the inevitable drop … she sat in the corner like a child, with everything gone. I wouldn’t photograph her without her knowledge of it. And as I came with the camera, I saw that she was not saying no.”
–Richard Avedon 1957
Avedon captured Norma Jean and she was even more beautiful…
Rare photographs of Marilyn during the filming of the Jack Benny Program which aired on 13 September 1953.
Marilyn eats cake with some GI’s, 1954
Marilyn Monroe during hair tests for The Misfits, 1960.
Marilyn Monroe during an interview with Ed Wallace, September 1954.
Marilyn Monroe photographed by John Florea, 1951
Marilyn Monroe admiring a Degas’ statue by Joshua Logan
Marilyn Monroe photographed by John Vachon, 1953
"Do you remember when Marilyn Monroe died? Everybody stopped work, and you could see all that day the same expressions on their faces, the same thought: ‘How can a girl with success, fame, youth, money, beauty … how could she kill herself?’ Nobody could understand it because those are the things that everybody wants, and they can’t believe that life wasn’t important to Marilyn Monroe, or that her life was elsewhere." —Marlon Brando
”It may sound peculiar to say so, because she is no longer with us, but we were very close. Once when we were doing that picture together, I got a call on the set: my younger daughter had had a fall. I ran home and the one person to call was Marilyn. She did an awful lot to boost things up for movies when everything was at a low state; there’ll never be anyone like her for looks, for attitude, for all of it. “— Betty Grable
"I have great faith that her career would have continued. She was one of the greatest draws in the history of motion pictures, and today I think she would have been tops. Marilyn had a childlike quality which made men adore her. Yet women weren’t jealous. Like John Wayne and a few other giants, she had a star quality that had nothing to do with acting… . What women in pictures can compare with her today? Nobody." - Ben Lyon
"Never a week passes when I don’t wish she was still around." - Billy Wilder
"She will go on eternally." - Jackie Kennedy OnassisRest In Peace Marilyn Monroe/Norma Jeane Baker.
1st June 1926 -
4th August 1962∞.
Marilyn Monroe attended a party organized by the actor Danny Thomas for the creation of the Jude’s Hospital, 1953.
Marilyn Monroe in her How To Marry A Millionaire dressing room, 1953.
Marilyn Monroe at the East of Eden premiere, 1955.
Marilyn Monroe + Tongue